Saturday, August 10, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ Kaden by Scott & Russell



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link - Exclusive to Amazon and Available to Borrow with Kindle Unlimited.

Length: 43,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Boyfriend For Hire Series

Book #1 - Darcy - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Blurb

When the lines between pretense and reality blur, can the actor and the boyfriend-for-hire discover something real?

Ryan Levesque is Hollywood’s newest blue eyed boy. Moving from soap operas to the big screen has paid off for the kid from Minnesota, and he’s hot property. But, when a video from the lowest point of his past is shared on social media everything begins to unravel and old hurts resurface. His agent suggests a way out of the mess, and he jumps at the chance to make things right by pretending he’s in a committed, loving relationship with the tall, dark, sexy boyfriend for hire, Kaden. Only, he never counted on the impact Kaden would have on his life, or his career.

When Kaden Moore’s next assignment lands in his lap, he’s expecting nothing more than a self-centered celebrity who’s messed up. Kaden’s new role is that of Hollywood A-lister Ryan Levesque’s boyfriend, a PR stunt concocted by his agents to restore the actor’s dented popularity. Kaden is aware of the video that surfaced from Ryan’s past, and though it raises questions about what kind of man Ryan is, it’s not any of Kaden’s business. Kaden has been pretending his entire life, and knows he can show the troublesome actor a thing or two about the world beyond the Hollywood bubble. But maybe Kaden isn’t as clued up as he thinks, especially when it comes to the heart and love.




USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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Meredith Russell lives in the heart of England. An avid fan of many story genres, she enjoys nothing less than a happy ending. She believes in heroes and romance and strives to reflect this in her writing. Sharing her imagination and passion for stories and characters is a dream Meredith is excited to turn into reality.

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The second book in the Scott & Russell series Boyfriend for Hire, Kaden, was sweet with a bit of angst, giving this reader satisfaction.

Ryan was a soap opera star, caught in a web of difficulty after a video was posted of a not so nice rant- And we all know how quick social media spins out of control. In light of this situation, his PA (his sister) decided it was best to hire him a boyfriend to announce to the world his good side and contriteness concerning the video. Enter Kaden- boyfriend for hire.

Written in the realm of the Me Too movement, Ryan was timid, scared, and appeared introverted; yet, at times I found him nasty and quick to rudeness. I did appreciate the authors stance on Ryan taking action and bringing the perpetrator to justice.

Kaden was swoon worthy. The perfect “boyfriend”, he played the part with little touches, pecks, and a gentle nature. I believe Kaden was the heart of the book, although I wonder if it was supposed to be Ryan. Regardless, the two men came out better in the end and found happiness in each other’s arms.

Frisky but Nothing too Kinky
A three handcuff review

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2019 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ How to Run with the Wolves by Eli Easton



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Cover Design: Reese Dante

Howl At The Moon Series

How To Howl At The Moon (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK
How To Walk Like A Man (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK
How To Wish Upon A Star (Book #3) Amazon US | Amazon UK
How To Save A Life (Book #4) - Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb 

Zeus loves his job on the Mad Creek Search & Rescue team, and his inner Saint Bernard is finally being used to his full potential. When he sees a mysterious and wild-looking quickened—a dog shifter—at an earthquake site in Alaska, Zeus is compelled to investigate. Zeus falls hard for the primal beauty of Timo and of Alaska itself. Both call to his deep canine soul. But the Qimmig pack’s laws are as harsh as the Alaskan winters, and Timo is out of his reach.

Timo’s pack of dog shifters left their Inuit village generations ago and have lived wild ever since. Not trusting the “one-skinned,” and with their numbers dwindling, the Qimmig are on the verge of extinction. Timo is shocked to discover a whole group of “two-skinned” working as a rescue team, and he is particularly fascinated by Zeus, a gentle giant. He senses what Zeus feels for him… but it’s forbidden.

Can Mad Creek save this lost quickened clan? Perhaps—if they can learn how to run with the wolves.


CHAPTER 12 excerpt

Zeus

The next morning, Zeus woke again at dawn. He looked at the ceiling of the little hut, knowing today was the day. This morning, in fact. Real life called, and it was time for Zeus’s human, adult side to take the reins.

Timo had hopped into bed with him again last night, both of them so tired they’d fallen asleep immediately. He’d rolled away at some point, too hot to puppy pile, and now he lay on his stomach, face turned away.

The bed was so warm and cozy, with Timo’s radiating heat and the cool morning air in the room. And Zeus’s dog was still sore and tired. But all good things must end. With a sigh, Zeus got up. He put on his clothes and went out to take a piss.

When he came back inside, Timo was sitting up, rubbing his face. “It’s early. Let’s sleep some more.”

Zeus shook his head. “Can you drive me back to Yakatuk this morning? I have to get back to my team.”

Timo’s face fell. He blinked a few times, then looked away, gazing at the wall and yawning casually as if he didn’t care. But Zeus didn’t quite believe it.

“Timo?”

“I will come back.” Timo hopped out of bed and moseyed to the door of the hut, rubbing his naked hip as if there was a sore spot there.

Zeus averted his eyes. Eventually.

Dressed, there was nothing else for him to do but wait. So he tossed the blanket back over the bed and sat down on it gingerly. Man, his forearms were crazy sore today! They always got that way when he overdid it on all fours. They weren’t used to being weight-bearing appendages.

From outside, bird tweets filled the air, and sunlight gleamed around the edges of the ill-fitting door. Zeus had a feeling he’d dream about this place—and about Timo—for a very long time to come.

He rubbed his chest. Why did he feel so sad? Ugh. His inner dog would have to be drug away from this place as though on a leash.

Timo came back in. He didn’t look at Zeus but went to his clothes and pulled on a pair of jeans. They fit him so well and he looked particularly good in them with bare feet and bare chest, his long hair brushing his pale yellow skin.

Zeus looked down at his knees, frowning. “Sorry you have to drive me back. I bet we can get some gas in—oof!”

Timo tackled him onto his back on the bed. He tickled Zeus’s stomach, which made Zeus laugh, and then hovered over him, arms straight, elbows locked. He grinned. “Let’s play. Change into your fur. We can run in the woods. There’s a place I want to show you. It’s not far.”

Zeus looked up at Timo’s smile, his stomach doing lazy swoops. Timo’s long hair hung down and brushed the side of Zeus’s face, causing a shivery little flash of electricity.

“Stay one more day? Please?” Timo pouted, his eyes at maximum puppy dog.

Zeus swallowed and dared reach up to rub a long strand of Timo’s hair between his fingers. It was so coarse and strong, yet silky too. He searched Timo’s eyes and found determination there. Maybe even possessiveness. But why? Timo and Yuki both seemed to want Zeus in the pack. Was it just as another male hunter? Did they have too many females? He tried to see more in Timo’s eyes, some sign that he had more than a casual affection for Zeus, but it just wasn’t there.

Zeus sighed. “Timo, I have to go. I’ve got a mother. Father. Friends. A job back home. The Search and Rescue team. I like your camp very much. And you too. But I can’t run away from my life.”

Timo turned his face to the wall as if unable to look at Zeus. He wriggled his nose. “But you love it here. Yesterday—you loved it. This is the best camp. There is game in the valley. And we have shelter here, fire in the winter. And there is another trail that goes to the sea where we can get all the food that swims. We have everything.”

Shit, now Zeus felt guilty, like he was insulting the camp. “It’s a very nice camp. And yesterday was awesome. But my friends will be anxious and worried. They’re probably waiting for me to go home. Please, Timo.”

Without another word, Timo bounded up off the bed and took off out the door.

“Timo!” Zeus called after him, frustrated.

But by the time he got outside and looked around, Timo was gone.




About Eli

Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.

Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.

In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.



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The final installment in Eli Easton’s Howl at the Moon series, How to Run with the Wolves was a nice culmination to the quickened and the lives the shifter dogs created. In HTRWTW we are treated to adventures not only in Mad Creek but Alaska with the Qimmig pack, generational dog shifters descendant from the original dogs who worked alongside the Inuit people of Alaska.

Zeus, a St. Bernard from Mad Creek became intrigued while working search and rescue in Alaska, when he spotted a wild-looking man and desired to find out more about him. Timo,  of the Qimmig pack left his village for work and the hope of finding new shifters (two skinned).

A different spin and a very slow burn of how the two men came together as acquaintances, friends, and finally mates. Zeus was a sensitive soul, a tad bit socially awkward, and held a desire for solitude in nature. This eventually worked in his favor when he mated with Timo and moved to Alaska.

Although I liked Timo’s character and his newness to everything in Mad Creek, I found his attitude to be slightly condescending even at times towards Zeus. But, their relationship worked and Ms. Easton still gave us a great read.

As with the other books in the series, the secondary characters were an integral part of the story, of which would not have survived without them.

At the end of the book Ms. Easton talked of a new series centering around the Qimmig pack. Of this I am glad because I felt the end was slightly rushed and we never truly got a sense of Zeus’ new life in Alaska with his mate, or of the other Mad Creek shifters who moved. Additionally, I was not a fan of Yuki, Timo’s brother and alpha. The man radiated ass, of which I need a lot of redemption to sway me towards him in the new series.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review



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2019 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ King Me by Lucy Lennox

Falcon: Three years ago I arrived at the scene of an art heist to find Kingston Wilde tied to a radiator, claiming to be an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was only later I learned he was actually the elusive art thief I’d been tracking for years. And I was the one who’d let him sweet-talk his way out of my grasp. Ever since, I’ve made it my mission to get my hands on him again, and this time I don’t plan on letting go.
Unfortunately, fate has other plans. A priceless artifact has gone missing, and King is the only one who can help recover it. I thought nothing could be worse than being forced to work with the egotistical SOB, but I was wrong. Falling for the charming art thief in the middle of an operation is way, way worse.
King: The key to being a good art thief is knowing when to call it quits. After one close call too many, I decide that time is now and head home to Hobie, Texas, intending to hang up my lock picks for good. Unfortunately, the FBI has other plans. Agent Dirk Falcon approaches me with an offer I can’t refuse: full immunity for my past crimes in exchange for helping him with one last job.
The catch? The job involves stealing from the very man who taught me everything I know. The same man who double-crossed me years ago. Pulling this off means trusting Falcon and his team, but how do I trust the sexy agent when he’s staked his career on taking me down?

Can I get an Amen?! My auto read author Lucy Lennox has done it again with her super sexy book, King Me, A Forever Wilde novel. Kingston Wilde aka Le Chaton was an elusive art thief who decided after years “on the job” to give it all up and take a new path.

Enter Agent Falcon, who for years attempted to capture Le Chaton, when just as he had the man in his sights, poof!

I have to admit when I read the blurb making one of my favorite family sons a criminal I was astounded, confused, and intrigued~ thinking, this could never work. But, as always, Ms. Lennox came through, with not only a wonderful story, but world building so King came out better on the flip side.

King Wilde was complicated, yet gentle and kind, regardless of his past profession. An art enthusiast who trusted the wrong man, King was able to make all the wrongs right and forge ahead to a better life.

Falcon, the gruff agent came full circle not only professionally, but personally. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and although it sometimes did, things still worked out in the end.

Falcon’s team was an integral part of the story, especially Mouse, and I hope to meet them again in future books.

Additionally, many members of the Wilde family made appearances, Doc and Grandpa, MJ, and other siblings~ always adding a special touch to any Forever Wilde book.

The characters were charismatic, well-rounded, fun, and oh so sexy. King Me was a great addition and continuation to the series. Ms. Lennox does a great job of keeping her story lines together, especially when they overlap. Kudos to another hit!

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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2019 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Monday, July 22, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ What Lies Beneath by R.J. Scott




Length: 67,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Blurb

In the hottest summer on record, Iron Lake reservoir is emptying, revealing secrets that were intended to stay hidden beneath the water. The tragic story of a missing man is a media sensation, and abruptly the writer and the cop falling in love is just a postscript to horrors neither could have imagined.

Best Selling Horror writer Chris Lassiter struggles for inspiration and he’s close to never writing again. His life has become an endless loop of nothing but empty pages, personal appearances, and a marketing machine that is systematically destroying his muse. In a desperate attempt to force Chris to complete unfinished manuscripts his agent buys a remote cabin. All Chris has to do is hide away and write, but he’s lost his muse, and not even he can make stories appear from thin air.

Sawyer Wiseman left town for Chicago, chasing the excitement and potential of being a big city cop, rising the ranks, and making his mark. A case gone horribly wrong draws him back to Lancaster Falls. Working for the tiny police department in the town he’d been running from, digging into cold cases and police corruption, he spends his day's healing, and his nights hoping the nightmares of his last case leave him alone.





USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:




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What Lies Beneath, Lancaster Falls by R.J. Scott was a great mystery- fast paced, and totally intriguing. Not your typical M/M romance book, What Lies Beneath was first and foremost a mystery book and the first in the Lancaster Falls trilogy;  and two of the main characters happened to be gay. A refreshing change to an M/M characterization, Ms. Scott kept this reader captivated from the first chapter.

Chris needed a new perspective in order to write his next best seller, which his agent thought Iron Lake reservoir would be the perfect place to get his creative juices flowing. Sawyer, Lancaster Falls resident police officer had baggage in his psyche, but once he allowed Chris to wiggle into his life, the two men hit it off on a personal level.

The mystery behind the bones/bodies which suddenly turned up in the dry bed of the lake kept me hooked. Every time I thought I figured something out, a new twist developed and I was once again left scratching my head. Ms. Scott’s venture into this new and exciting genre of mystery and conspiracy was well developed and well-articulated. I loved it!

The secondary characters added to the suspense and drama, leaving us with more questions than answers, but with the hope that all will be answered by the end of the third book.

Skeletal remains, corrupt small town government, missing persons and two sexy men- and did I mentions there’s a dog?

Ms. Scott, you have transported me to the small town of Lancaster Falls, and I will not leave the area until the mystery is solved.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review 

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

S.E.X. Spotlight & Giveaway~ Until We Sleep Our Last Sleep by Emily Skinner






Until We Sleep Our Last Sleep


The Diary of Emily Millikan Blair


Genre: Historical Women's Nonfiction


Blurb


Emily Millikan Blair was a descendant of North Carolina’s Millikan and Blair
families who have a history of saving patriots during the Revolutionary War and
supporting the abolitionist movement of the Civil War, though you wouldn’t know
it from this diary.
Instead, her devotion to her husband John Addison Blair, her Quaker church
Springfield Friends, New Garden Boarding School which later becomes Guilford
College and God figure most prominently.
As a whole, the diary feels like an anthropological look at Quaker womanhood,
but isn’t. Emily doesn’t cook or bake, wash, clean or raise her children as most
women in her community. She requires lots of help and she writes about it as a
form of therapy.
The redundancies of her plain speak in 1889 evolve with modern times as we
enter 1920. She speaks of her daughters most often as Mrs. Dougan Moffitt,
Mrs. Arthur Lee Stilwell or later Mrs. J.W. Peace versus their given name. Her
sons are mentioned frequently by their full name Fred C. Blair and Jesse C.
Blair. As Emily matures, her children and grandchildren are mentioned in a
slightly less formal manner. However, it is evident that she is writing for future
readers. Providing an historical record of who she and her family are in their
community of Randolph County, N.C.
What is unsaid is the mystery we seek answers to. She doesn’t mention that she
and John A. Blair were courting during the Civil War, but the facts are evident
where she mentions being a student at New Garden Boarding School in 1864
and their marriage record in 1864. She also doesn’t provide details as to
whether she became disabled or was born such.
The diary is exact and unedited. These are her words, as she wrote them. She
was a farmer’s wife and though disabled, she gave birth to five children. She
writes honestly about her physical challenges and depression in plain Quaker
speak. She shares daily gratitude to God for each day she is permitted to live
and records deaths as a devotional practice.
Her message of daily self-encouragement and appreciation are timeless.


Index of 680 North Carolina Family and Friends Included
Instead, her devotion to her husband John Addison Blair, her Quaker church
Springfield Friends, New Garden Boarding School which later becomes Guilford
College and God figure most prominently.
As a whole, the diary feels like an anthropological look at Quaker womanhood,
but isn’t. Emily doesn’t cook or bake, wash, clean or raise her children as most
women in her community. She requires lots of help and she writes about it as a
form of therapy.

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Excerpt


7thmonth 17th 1889

When I reflect that another whole year of suffering has past, notwithstanding I am still unable to get about only in my wheel chair & have not been able to sit up an half a day at a time, in this length of time. Yet as I have been spared to keep my dear little family together whilst there has been many little ones left Motherless, my soul cries out again and again what shall I render unto my God for all his benefits to me.

7thmonth 18th 1889

Unto thee oh Lord do I lift up my soul, I thank Thee for even strength sufficient to use my pen. For there has been months at a time since my afflicted days, that I could not do this, no matter how great the desire to do so.

7thmonth 19th 1889

I desire to be thankful for all my blessings. This day I have enjoyed the company of my own dear aged Mother. For which I rejoice.

7thmonth 20th 1889

My mind has been deeply inpressed this morning by reading a letter printed in a Tract form, written by Elizabeth Webb to Anthony William Boehm. She sailed from Bristol to America in the 9th month of 1697 with her companion Mary Rogers.



AUTHOR BIO




Emily Skinner, Author




Emily W. Skinner is the author of Hollywood romantic suspense series "Marquel"
and young adult paranormal series "St. Blair: Children of the Night."
Both series are named for her two daughters.
When Emily isn't working her day job as a marketing consultant or writing novels,
she enjoys screenwriting and producing short films with her daughters.

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www.emilyskinnerbooks.com
Facebook.com/emilyskinnerbooks
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Thefilmmom.blogspot.com https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6982753.Emily_W_Skinner


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S.E.X. Review~ How to Save a Life by Eli Easton

Rav Miller looked into the terrified, intelligent eyes of the chocolate Labrador on death row, and knew he’d do anything to save him. When the dog, Sammy, escapes and heads to Mad Creek, Rav follows. Mad Creek. The town had become legendary in Rav’s mind after he’d met that bizarre group last year. Rav dismissed his crazy suspicions back then, but when he arrives in Mad Creek, he knows it’s true. Dog shifters exist, and apparently they all live in the California mountains. It’s enough to blow a bad boy’s mind.

Sammy has something in common with Rav—neither one of them trusts people. After Sammy’s abuse as a dog, he particularly dislikes tough-looking men like Rav. But when Sammy gets a chance to work with rescued dogs at the new Mad Creek shelter, his deep compulsion to help others overcomes his fear. Rav and Sammy bond over saving strays. If they can each find the courage to let someone else in, they might find their way to love.

Sheriff Lance Beaufort doesn’t like humans moving into Mad Creek, especially not the tattooed and defiant Rav. When Rav starts a rescue shelter, the town thinks he’s wonderful! But Lance isn’t fooled. He doesn’t buy Rav’s innocent act for one second. How much does Rav know about the quickened? What is his game? And why did he have to show up now, when Lance and the other town leaders are overwhelmed by all the new quickened pouring in?

Rav knows how to save a life. But can he save an entire town? Can he rescue Mad Creek?

This is an 80,000 word novel, book #4 in the "Howl at the Moon" series. It features a new couple and can be read as a standalone, but we recommend reading the series in order.



I must admit, when I first started How to Save a Life, I almost stopped reading in the first chapter because I loathe anyone hurting a dog, but….. loving the previous books, I decided to keep going….. and I was not disappointed. With each book I read in the Howl at the Moon series I think my favorite couple has entered my life, but Rav and Sammy were tops.

The premise of starting a shelter for dogs and being adopted is near and dear to my heart. Every dog we’ve had or have has been from a shelter/rescue, so this storyline was right up my alley.

Sammy came to Rav’s shelter (we were introduced to Rav in the previous book) as a dog, but escaped and found his way to Mad Creek. Rav soon followed, intrigued by previous dealings with the quickened/humans and with Sammy. Rav suspected something was amiss with those that he met and of course when he stayed in town, boy were his suspicions confirmed.

Eli Easton delivered simple life in a world riddled with secrets. Sammy was wonderfully sweet and innocent, but nothing skeevy here- Sammy’s personality made him all the more lovely. Rav on the other hand attempted to be gruff and standoffish, but that didn’t last long, as Sammy inserted himself into Rav’s life.

I adored Sammy’s BFF, Simon and his Jack Russel personality. He lit the pages of my e-reader.

Ms. Easton’s world building has catapulted this series to a top ten.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

S.E.X. Review~ How to Wish Upon a Star by Eli Easton

Dr. Jason Kunik is working on the most earth-shattering genetics project ever, DNA mapping of a new species, the quickened—dogs who can shift into human form. The problem is, no one knows the quickened exist and Jason can’t betray them by publishing his studies. When he moves to Mad Creek to continue his research in a town full of quickened, all he wants is peace, quiet, and to be allowed to bury himself in his work. Perhaps if he figures how out the mutation is activated, he can silence his own inner dog forever.

Milo is a hospice comfort dog who has bonded with, and lost, many beloved patients in his life. He intuitively understands sickness and pain on a spiritual level most can’t see. When he gains the ability to become a man, he thinks he finally has everything he ever wanted. But being a man isn’t the same thing as being loved, and taking shelter in Mad Creek isn’t the same thing as finding a home. 

When a mysterious illness hits Mad Creek and threatens all the quickened in town, it’s up to the scientist and the comfort dog to figure out what it is and how to stop it. Along the way they might discover that true love is possible—if you wish upon a star.



If you have not read any of the Howl at the Moon books by Eli Easton, don’t walk but run to grab a copy. How to Wish Upon a Star (book 3) was just as good as the first two books. Sweet, sappy, and a lot of quickened dogs, the story left me smiling and wanting to go out and add to my happy family of canines.

Milo was a sentimental pooch, and newly human, the quickened previously lived in a nursing home, assisting and comforting the elderly as they crossed the great divide to the afterlife. His sensitivity and naivety made him a wonderful character and extremely likable. Ms. Easton allowed Milo to flourish and grow under her careful words, the evolution of a seedling which eventually blossoms into a beautiful flower.

Jason, a quickened who has denied his true nature for many years, also a scientist looking to discover the manner of why man becomes a dog, lived a lonely existence; that was until Milo entered his life.
Between the two of them and of course the supporting cast in Mad Creek, adventure was abound as they must save the town from a debilitating virus.

Ms. Easton’s ability to weave a tale captivated this reader, allowing me to fall in love with the town and its inhabitants. Lance & Tim, Roman & Matt, and of course Lily and Doc, added depth and levity, making How to Wish Upon a Star a must read.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review

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